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big sander one ton truck?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mike33087, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    would i be nuts if i put a 3.5 - 4 yard sander in a one ton dump, knowing that i will only put 2 yards of salt in at a time? found a deal on one and thought it'd be good to get it with the thoughts of exspansion next year.

    like i said a max of 2 yards at a time?
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    It will work fine as long as you don't fill it.
    I have a 2 yard Vbox in my 3/4 ton and I fill it to the top and the truck carries it fine.
  3. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    you'll be fine........gota love the big spreaders, they are so much cheeper!!
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    just dont load it up. because with that huge sander and your plow on, youll be overweight. my girlfriends cousin got nabbed last year with a 9' fisher and 2yd sander on his f350 dump. he was about 1500 over weight.
  5. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    you should be fine. worse case, spend 300.00-400.00 and put a helper spring on each side of the rear axel (if you even have to, you may not).
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I've ran a 4 yard directly on the frame of my 01 GMC 3500 Dually since 2001. It's only used as a salt truck and it has around 60, 000 miles on it and we've had very little problems. We regularly carry 4 ton in it but our jobs are all within 5 sq miles.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    If this makes you feel any better...

    I'm putting a 1 yard spreader in my 1/2 ton f150...LMAO....seriously.